WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A private funeral service was Saturday for Weld County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz who was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash.
There was also a procession prior to the 10 a.m. service and members of the public lined the streets to pay their respects.
Hein-Nutz was on her way to work at the Weld County Jail on Sept. 18 when she was struck by Norberto Garcia-Gonzales at the intersection of AA Street and Weld County Road 37, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
A witness reported that Garcia-Gonzales ran into a cornfield after the crash. He was arrested the next day in the Fort Collins area.
On Saturday morning, the Hein-Nutz family was escorted to Foundations Church in Loveland from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office in a multi-agency law enforcement procession. Several deputies and professional staff members rode their motorcycles in Hein-Nutz’s honor.
The procession departed at 8:45 a.m. from the Weld County Jail, 2110 O St. in Greeley. The route went from:
West on O Street to North 25th Avenue
South on North 25th Avenue to F Street
West on F Street to North 35th Avenue
South on North 35th Avenue to West 10th Street (U.S. 34 Business in Greeley)
West on West 10th Street to U.S. 34.
West on U.S. 34 (East Eisenhower Boulevard in Loveland) to North Denver Avenue
South on North Denver Avenue to East 13th Street
West on East 13th Street to Des Moines Avenue
North on Des Moines Avenue to Foundations Church parking lot
While the service was not opened to the public, it was streamed live by the Foundations Church in Loveland.
After the funeral, Hein-Nutz’s remains will be taken to her hometown of Bismarck, North Dakota for a private, family burial.
Hein-Nutz joined the Sheriff's Office in 2018 and was assigned to the Weld County jail as a detention deputy.
The Sheriff's Office is accepting donations to help the family through this difficult time. The public can make a tax-deductible donation to the Weld County Sheriff's Office Posse and note Deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz in the memo. Checks can be sent or dropped off at Weld County Sheriff's Office headquarters, 1950 O St. Greeley, CO 80631. Include your name, address and phone number to receive a tax letter.
Garcia-Gonzales had his first court hearing Tuesday afternoon and is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.
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